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What Calibre Do You Favour

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Chael, Nov 22, 2005.

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Which do You Favour

  1. .177

    77 vote(s)
    38.1%
  2. .20

    13 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. .22

    109 vote(s)
    54.0%
  4. .25

    3 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. Chael

    Chael Engaging Member

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    Please vote in this poll because I want this to be The Ultimate Poll over calibres to determine which is most widely used around the globe.


    Thank you for Taking time to read this and dont forget to vote!

    P.S I have only Included common UK calibres In this poll, I will make a thread in the near future for larger or american calibres
     
  2. Chael

    Chael Engaging Member

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    OK so far most of us seem to like .22. Is this because only one of us is a target only guy? (info taken from "do you hunt?" thread)
     
  3. panic

    panic Member

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    waiting to try .177

    I had to choose .22 because as of yet i've still to fire .177.
    Will be taking deliverey of a BSA S10k Bull barrell on the weekendin .177, hope i don't get dissappointed with it.
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Ive always used .22 so I'm used to it why change now. ;)
     
  5. Sam

    Sam Well-Known Member

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    Won't vote for any particular one as I think they all have their uses.

    For my liking that'd be:

    .177 trajectory and penetration @ 12ft/lbs
    .20 good compromise caliber @ 12ft/lbs providing you find a good pellet & barrel match
    .22 ok at 12ft/lbs, popular caliber, lots of pellet choice, great for FAC
    .25 The ratters favourite & amazing at high FAC levels!

    :)
     
  6. Muskett

    Muskett Newbie

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    .177: its not how hard you hit them its where you hit them.
     
  7. fujijon

    fujijon Member

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    BALL AMMO

    My favourite caliber is .25 - simply because I am a bit gummy fingered , bad memories of trying to pickup yet another droped .177 pellet off the floor of the gun club . I know full well , that .25 in none FAC is a bit ponderous . But if your gun is fit , and has a good accurate barrel , then give me .25 . I will be trying to stop collecting airguns and using them more in the field , from now on [ New Year's Resolution ] , and just to stick my h'peeny's worth in , Ball ammunition still has it's place - better penetration by far over pellets . I am trying to source .25 Ball at present - none available ( H+N ) ..anywhere -- apart from the States , any ideas ??
     
  8. Colin

    Colin Guest

    chael, what happened to "near future"?, i mean, this an real old poll.
     
  9. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Chael hasn't been on for well over a month, is he still alive.
     
  10. Fog

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    Ditto.......

    I voted .177 for Hunting and target. .177 is more accurate i have found and if you hit a rabbit in the head with a .177 or .22 its going down.
    I also think for target its .177, same thing, accuracy, but is that what you need for Hunting.

    Just my views on it.............Probably not worth a carrott:rolleyes::)
     
  11. Porky

    Porky Active Member

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    22

    .22 for me,simply because I've got old porky fingers and keep dropping those teeny .177s :D
     
  12. luddite

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    0.177, fly flatter, cheaper, no contest. :D
     
  13. Mick Dundee

    Mick Dundee Engaging Member

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    Which calibre?

    I've used all four in my time and decided (like Sam) you can't generalise as each size has it's uses although I thought .20 was a waste of time. I voted for .25 as that's the latest (for me) craze!
     
  14. Rockabilly

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    .177 its the most versitile cal, faster ,flatter .easier to be accurate
    and drops rabbits easy with a well placed head shot:tea:
     
  15. topcat

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    calibre

    177 gies me a ten yard advantage over 22 because of its accuracy and flatter trajectory less hold over hold under
     
  16. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    I use .22 and allways have done, if you know your trajectory then the calibre should not be a problem.;)
    Other advantages are (pcp) .22 more shots per fill than .177 :up: and if you are using sprinngers then a .22 will have less recoil than a .177
    The bigger the pellet the bigger the wound i say. :D
     
  17. bugsy

    bugsy Member

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    i tend to agree with you on that one, i have both .22 and .177 rifles, and trying to pick up a .177 pellet of the floor is a party piece for anyone!! i prefer .22 myself
     
  18. bsa_hunter

    bsa_hunter Guest

    .177 for girls and .22 for men :)
     
  19. topcat

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    177 22

    yes it would be a lot easier for a girl to hit something with 177 more accurate but a lot of men dont realise how good 177 is
     
  20. David

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    I like the .177 for target practice and the hard hitting .22 for hunting I do beleave that both are quite capable of a clean kill depending on what range/distance you are from your quarry
     

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